Vintage Black Beaded Lace Dress Size Large XL


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a vintage dress made with a lovely quality beaded lace fabric.  The dress is seamstress made, so it is a little difficult to date. The beaded lace is lined with a white synthetic fabric, which in turn is lined with a black acetate.  The fabrics used for lining have the feel of 80s or 90s era material, so I would have to guess that the dress is from that time frame.  The beaded lace would have been a very expensive fabric to buy at that time, so this would have been a quite costly dress to produce.  In fact, I don’t think that fabric like that is easily available after the 90s as it would be cost prohibitive.  The dress is made in a simple easy to wear style.  It has a scoop neckline, short sleeves, defined waist and is made in a knee length.  The back has a lower cut scoop and a centre kick pleat at the bottom.  Please note that the dress was too large for my mannequin, so was pinned back.  The neckline, sleeves and hemline are trimmed in a band comprised of black bugle beads.  The sequins and beads are quite brilliant on this dress.  It does up with a nylon zipper at the back. 

Label:  None as this was seamstress made.  The dress is very well made.

Size: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a large size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the dress into account:

Shoulders:  17” from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam 

Sleeves:  11” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Bust:  42” around

Waist: 34" around

Hips:  42” around

Length: 37“, measured lying flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odour.  This dress looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.

This is a really striking dress - brilliant beadwork and lovely lace fabric, this is sure to be noticed!